Pizza delivery man stops robbery attempt with metal pipe

Police search area and find three juveniles they suspect tried to rob Pizza Hut driver

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

10:14 AM EST, December 17, 2012


A pizza delivery driver fought off five would-be robbers with a metal pipe Friday in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said.

One of the suspects assaulted the 24-year-old driver around 7:30 p.m. when he exited his vehicle to make the delivery. Five suspects approached the driver and tried to rob him. One man assaulted the victim who fought off the suspects using a metal pipe he had with him. The suspects didn't get anything from the Pizza Hut driver, police said.

Several officers including a K-9 and aviation unit were called in to search the area. While canvassing the area, police found three suspects running and hiding from officers. They arrested three juveniles — a 13-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys — and charged them as juveniles with robbery, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

It was the second time this month that a Glen Burnie pizza delivery driver faced robbers. On Dec. 4, police said, a 46-year-old man was delivering pizzas to a house on the 600 block of Leprechaun Lane at 7:37 p.m. when two men approached him. One displayed a knife and demanded cash, police said. The driver gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money while one of the suspects stole the pizzas.

The suspects of the Dec. 4 incident ran toward Four Leaf Clover Drive. They are described as black men. One is 6 feet tall wearing a dark sweatshirt with a hood and khaki pants. The other is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall who wore a dark scarf over the lower portion of his face.

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin George contributed to this report.